Archive for October, 2010
Since finishing the Forest Bricks quilt I’ve been thinking about how an Autumn version would look. I thought I’d do this one a little differently and use bricks and 3 inch squares. The drawing is not to scale… It will need more rows to bring it up to a useable size but this is enough to spark my memory when I get home.
Well it doesn’t seem to get much easier physically but I spent another full day on a Habitat built today.
I kind of have a love/not so much love relationship with volunteering to build. I love it when I’m working with someone who knows what they’re doing and they tell me what they need me to do ….when you’re working under someone who’s not very sure of what they’re doing it’s a lot more difficult. However, I do love being a part of the process !
We had the opportunity to attend a gala tonight as part of this week’s events for the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project of which Minneapolis/St Paul are one of 3 sites for the week. President Carter gave a very moving speech and stated that those of us who are fortunate enough to have the means have an obligation to help those who are less fortunate. If I could pinpoint one lesson I learned from my Dad and try to live, that would be it. Tomorrow I’ll spend the day on a construction site.
Aren’t the chocolate hammer and wrench cute??
A change in plan — I ended up making more blocks since I kept cutting green bricks for variety and I decided to leave the borders off — I’ll just bind it in the brown. That puts it in the 50’s to 70’s range that I like for the majority of my donation quilts.
I struggled to get a good photo of the top – I LOVE all the greens and the look of this top in person but it’s not photographing as well as I’d like. The second photo comes closer to what it looks like in person.
Do you have a favorite shade of green? It appears that mine is olive green. When I started piecing this top I realized that I needed more light bricks to keep this from being too dark but today when I went back to work on it I realized that the majority of my bricks were shades of olive green so I spent time cutting some additional greens.
I’m not sure I’m loving it at this point but my goal is to include many shades of green. I’ve read that all greens go together but I’ve always found it challenging to make an all green quilt and use different shades. These blocks still need a lot of arranging, I’m just putting them up there as I finish piecing them.
I’m also working on knitting my socks … I figure if I’m going to participate in Judy’s November knit along I need to get this pair done. And look, more olive green here.